• Short Summary

    IN THE DAYS FOLLOWING LAST WEDNESDAY'S (5 MARCH) ATTEMPTED COUP TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT FRANCISCO MACIAS, THERE CONTINUES TO BE CONSIDERABLE CONFUSION AND POLITICAL UNREST SURROUNDING THE FUTURE OF THE SPANISH RESIDENTS OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA.

  • Description

    IN THE DAYS FOLLOWING LAST WEDNESDAY'S (5 MARCH) ATTEMPTED COUP TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT FRANCISCO MACIAS, THERE CONTINUES TO BE CONSIDERABLE CONFUSION AND POLITICAL UNREST SURROUNDING THE FUTURE OF THE SPANISH RESIDENTS OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA. ON THE ONE HAND, SPAIN'S ENVOY, SENOR EMILIO PAN DE SORALUCE, IS DOING EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO ORGANISE THE SAFE EVACUATION OF THE LOCAL SPANIARDS: ON THE OTHER HAND, PRESIDENT MACIAS AND HIS MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR, HAVE DECLARED THAT THESE RESIDENTS MUST NOT BE COERCED IN TO LEAVING IF THEY DO NOT WISH TO DO SO AS EQUATORIAL GUINEA NEEDS WHITE PEOPLE IN THEIR CIVIL SERVICE AND TECHNICAL ORGANISATIONS.

    ALTHOUGH MORE THAN 2000 WHITE EUROPEANS - MOSTLY SPANIARDS HAVE ALREADY LEFT THE MAINLAND FOR SPAIN AND FOR THE ISLAND OF FERNANDO PO, THERE ARE STILL SOME 500 EUROPEANS LEFT IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA. MANY OF THESE GATHERED TO SPEAK WITH THE SPANISH AMBASSADOR, SR. EMILIO PAN DE SORALUCE, AT A SPECIAL MEETING. ALSO PRESENT WAS THE GUINEAN MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR WHO GOT INTO AN UNNECESSARY ARGUMENTS WITH SR. PAN WHEN THE MINISTER TOLD THE RESIDENTS THAT THEY SHOULD NOT BE COERCED INTO LEAVING BY THE SPANISH ENVOY.

    SR. PAN ARRIVED IN BATA ONLY EIGHT DAYS AGO (MARCH 3) AFTER PRESIDENT MACIAS DEMANDED THAT SPAIN WITHDRAW AMBASSADOR JUAN DURAN, AFTER IT WAS ALLEGED THAT SR. DURAN HAD ORDERED OUT THE SPANISH CIVIL GUARD TROOPS TO PROTECT LOCAL SPANIARDS.

    AT A SPECIAL RALLY HELD IN THE FOOTBALL STADIUM OF BATA, THE CAPITAL CITY, PRESIDENT MACIAS SPOKE TO A LARGE CROWD COMPOSED MAINLY OF MEMBERS OF THE JUVENTUD GUINEANA (GUINEAN YOUTH). HE CALLED FOR PEACE, WORK AND CALM. HE REPEATED HIS CLAIMS THAT EQUATORIAL GUINEA NEEDS WHITE MEN IN CERTAIN JOBS - BUT NOT COLONISTS. LATER HE TRAVELLED SOME 60 MILES INTO THE JUNGLE TO ???

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5E6EVGM6SYDYDIL43TPJHV8ZU
    Media URN:
    VLVA5E6EVGM6SYDYDIL43TPJHV8ZU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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